Another Way Mandatory Resort Fees are Deceptive

“From time to time i get no points on the resort fee and have to mail marriott a couple of times before they understand that we should get points on resort fee, is there any were i can find it written down so i dont need to discuss this back and forth several times?”

Although no specific language pertaining to mandatory resort fees are included in the terms and conditions of earning Marriott Rewards points, the response to the question you just read…

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Save Up to 30 Percent Off Room Rates During Asia Pacific Sale 2017 With Marriott, Starwood and Ritz-Carlton

You can save up to 30 percent off of standard room rates at participating hotel and resort properties in the portfolios of Marriott, Starwood and Ritz-Carlton across the Asia Pacific region for stays booked during this limited-time bonus sale now through Monday, July 10, 2017 using promotional code 86U; and completed through Thursday, August 31, 2017.

This promotion is valid…

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The “New” Marriott Cancellation Policy is Not New — Just Expanded

The main reason behind the implementation of stricter cancellation policies is because when a potential guest cancels a reservation at the last minute, the room reserved for that guest might remain unsold. That would be unfair to management of the hotel property — especially if demand was high and the hotel property might have otherwise been sold out…

…and what if more than one guest cancelled at the last minute at the same hotel property? What if someone else could have used that room but was denied the ability to book the reservation — only to have that room possibly unused due to a cancellation at the last minute?

Due primarily to that reasoning…

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Unimpressed With My First Stay at Delta Hotels & Resorts

During my trip to the Rocky Mountains in Canada as I was nudging my way from Calgary to Jasper, I needed a lodging option one night somewhere either in Banff or Lake Louise — and a number of options were already sold out.

The exterior of the lodge appeared upscale. I was looking forward to my stay. I pulled the rental car up to the front door and walked in to check in for my stay…

…but only one person was…

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New to Marriott Rewards? Earn a Free Night After Two Paid Stays

When you join as a new member of the Marriott Rewards frequent guest loyalty program, you can receive a certificate good for a free night at any participating Category 1-5 hotel or resort property after two paid stays at a participating hotel or resort property through Saturday, October 7, 2017.

If you are an existing member of Marriott Rewards, you are unfortunately not eligible to participate in this promotion.

The choice of 17 brands of Marriott International participating in this promotion are as follows…

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Register Now For MegaBonus by Marriott Summer 2017

With the latest iterations of the MegaBonus promotion, you can earn 2,000 bonus Marriott Rewards points per stay beginning with your second stay when you stay at any participating hotel or resort property worldwide between Saturday, May 27, 2017 and Monday, September 4, 2017 — plus, earn an additional 2,000 bonus Marriott Rewards points for each new brand at which you stay, beginning with your second brand.

That translates into a potential total of up to 4,000 Marriott Rewards points per stay.

Registration is open for the MegaBonus promotion, which ends on…

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Are Dual-Branded Hotel Properties Becoming More Popular?

Ground was broken in March on 14 Street in midtown Atlanta for a new building costing $70 million which will house both AC Hotel by Marriott and Moxy hotel — two of the 30 lodging brands of Marriott International, Incorporated.

It is expected to open during 2018; and the two hotels — AC Hotel by Marriott will be comprised of 133 rooms; while Moxy hotel will accommodate guests in 155 rooms — will share a deck-top amenity space that includes a rooftop pool and bar.

Two brands of the same lodging company may not be so unusual; but two brands of different lodging companies might seem quirky. Consider the project announced in August of 2015 in which…

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